These two episodes of the ambitious podcast "Believed" – “The Parents” and “What Have You Done?” – focus on Larry Nassar’s victims and their families, exploring the complicated, conflicted emotions that can persist when people are victimized by a seemingly known and trusted person. Judges recognized the "enormous trust" the reporters built with everyone they interviewed, allowing the survivors and parents to “reveal their deepest regrets and vulnerabilities,” and calling the end result "intimate," "revelatory," and "profound." Originally published by Michigan Radio in January 2018.
Resources for Sexual Violence
This deeply reported multimedia project explores the failure of Minnesota’s policing and courts to serve rape and sexual assault victims. Judges called “Denied Justice” an “exceedingly thorough investigative reporting triumph" that makes an "enormous contribution to public service." They commended the series' "incredible depth" that touched everything from "decisions around anonymity to the scope of interviews, from expert sourcing to the wide range of angles explored." Originally published by the Star Tribune between July and December, 2018.
Following yesterday's hearings, women, including survivors of interpersonal violence, have been contacting Dart's Elana Newman, shaken to their core. Please consult our library of resources on covering sexual assault and gender violence.
At the Perugia Journalism Festival, the Dart Center hosted panels on confronting gendered threats, and on interviewing people with a history of violence. Event video is now available.
At the Perugia Journalism Festival, this panel explored how women journalists contend with unwanted presumptions, sexual harassment and the threat of gender-based violence.
In the wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing, Poynter's Kelly McBride contends it’s time to rewrite journalism policies on naming survivors.
This tip sheet, drawing on interviews with nine leading women in journalism and other sources, offers strategies for recognizing, mitigating and addressing sexual harassment and other predatory behavior while reporting.